Applications are currently invited for the Urban Studies International Fellowships for urban scholars from the Global South. Each award will cover the cost of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice, worldwide, for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book.
The Urban Studies International Fellowships targets urban scholars from the Global South. The proposed work should be completed under the guidance of a chosen mentor in the candidate’s field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and eligible research may cover any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.
The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a senior urban scholar at the candidate’s chosen research institution. Eligible research institutions may be anywhere worldwide, and Fellowships based in the Global South regions are equally encouraged.
The award is fully funded to cover the cost of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice, worldwide.
Urban Studies Foundation.
Level and Area of Fellowships
PhD in any areas of specialization.
Place of Fellowships
Any research institution of the candidate’s choice worldwide.
Applicants for the Urban Studies International Fellowships must be:
- Early-to-mid-career urban scholars with a PhD awarded within the preceding 10 years (by the submission deadline).
- Currently working in a university or other research institution within the Global South.
- Nationals of a country in the Global South.
Candidates are to:
- Complete the online application form below no later than the deadline.
- use the link to the online application form that can be found below, along with an application template (.docx) that may be used for offline preparation beforehand (recommended).
The application applying for the Urban Studies International Fellowships must include:
- Applicant information including: contact details, recent education, recent academic roles, and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Both referees should be prepared to submit letters of recommendation to the Urban Studies Foundation upon request.
- Fellowship proposal information including dates, mentorship and host institution arrangements.
- A draft budget with main cost items, and suitable evidence for any items above GBP 500.
- A proposal that includes: an outline of the planned research (1200 words maximum), intended outputs (300 words maximum), designation of the host institution (300 words maximum), and a statement of how the candidate’s chosen mentor will support and facilitate the proposed research (300 words maximum).
- Proof of applicant’s nationality and therefore eligibility for the award.
- Applicant’s CV listing academic achievements and publications (3 pages maximum). Applicants must NOT list “Forthcoming” publications on their CV unless listed separately on the CV and they append evidence of the publication’s acceptance to their CV (maximum one page per publication).
- Mentor’s CV, including any previous mentoring experience (3 pages maximum).
- Supporting letter from the prospective mentor stating their willingness to act as a mentor to the fellow, indicating the suitability of the host institution for the proposed sabbatical study, and agreeing to meet the responsibilities outlined in the mentorship best practice guidelines document (2 pages maximum).
- Expect decisions will normally be made within eight weeks of the closing deadline for this award, and all applicants will be contacted regarding their application outcome.
Application Deadline: June 20th.